Big Data is the accumulation of data taken from every possible type of sensor imaginable. Whether it’s location, environmental, mechanical or social data, big data refers to data on everything which can be measured. People are coining the phrase “Internet of Things” which is exactly what big data really is. It is the storage of all data which can be obtained digitally in relation to a particular person, industry, product or device.
Big data is the next big thing in IT & it is most likely going to revolutionise how we live, work, travel & interact with the world. That’s a big statement but imagine a world where more & more data is being gathered on every single thing possible. Mind blowing.
What is done with this data is the key to how big data will transform our lives. Enter big data analytics. Companies retrieving product information from the product itself on how it is being used, it’s performance, when it is used, etc is invaluable feedback which will in turn lead to better products & more innovative ways to enhance the user experience. Health information from mobile devices wearable technology will accumulate medical & lifestyle information about people. This will give never seen before information on disease & lifestyle issues.
From a company perspective, big data analytics can help to make sense of every piece of information that is collectable about their customers, product, staff & management.
Before the cloud, this data was too large to make sense of. In most organisations, the notion of big data analytics is unimaginable as the question becomes where to start.
With the cloud tech advancements such as nosql databases & hadoop, the processing & analysis of huge dataset has become entirely possible.
At Engine Lab Software, we have implemented big data projects using MongoDB, Apache Lucene & Apache Hadoop. With the processing power of Hadoop & cloud services such as AWS & Azure, we are able to distribute the processing of big data across multiple clusters of nodes. With Apache Lucene, we have been able to perform fast text searches on this data to quickly analyse & report on trends within the big data itself.
This has led to fascinating results which has increased the company’s visual on what exactly is happening within the organisation.
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